East Lothian Business Directory
Welcome to the East Lothian Business Directory. If you are looking for retailers, trades or your local café, look no further...there's a wealth of local shopping, leisure and business services available!
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East Lothian Council does not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any of the businesses listed in this directory. You hereby acknowledge that any reliance upon any information shall be at your sole risk.
During this period information on local businesses who are still managing to adapt their service and produce and/or deliver their goods can be found on the following websites - https://www.scotlandsfooddrinkcounty.com/east-lothian-food-and-drink-bid-members-and-supporters-list/ https://www.weelocals.com/home
Support for business East Lothian Council is aware that COVID-19 (known as Coronavirus) has had an impact on our local businesses, social enterprises and communities.We appreciate that in the current climate many of our business owners (across all sectors) are facing uncertainty. There has been a high volume of information and updates from a variety of sources so we are aiming to streamline this to bring you the most relevant and up-to-date resources available. Here are some things to note: We remain open for business. While we might have to work in slightly different ways, the Economic Development Team will remain open for as long as we are able to. Every member of our team can and will work from home as necessary. We will continue to work in partnership. Across Scotland – councils, government departments and business support agencies will continue to work together to support our businesses. If you need help with something then please contact us: email@example.com. We are looking at other ways in which we might be able to support you, such as holding meetings via phone or Skype, or providing information and tutorials online. Business Gateway We are putting in place actions to allow us to deliver a virtual advisory and workshop service where possible. Our advisers can offer free support with a wide range of business matters including continuity planning, managing cashflow, HR and dealing with suppliers. We would also encourage you to check your business insurance. We already have a range of guidance and information online about business continuity planning and are working on additional articles, webinars and support which will be published on the Business Gateway website, which also contains links to the Scottish and UK government websites in relation to information for employers and employees. Business Support The Scottish Government announced a range of measures to support businesses through the COVID-19 outbreak. This support will be available to businesses during the 2020/21 financial year and includes: All non-domestic properties in Scotland will get a 1.6% rates relief. Retail, hospitality and leisure businesses will get 100% rates relief. To get this relief, a property has to be occupied. One-off grants are also available for some businesses. Retail, hospitality and leisure businesses with a rateable value between £18,001 and up to and including £50,999 will be able to apply for a one-off grant of £25,000. A one-off grant of £10,000 will also be available to small businesses who receive: Small Business Bonus Scheme relief Rural Relief You can also receive this grant if you currently qualify for Nursery Relief, Business Growth Accelerator Relief or Disabled Relief and would alternatively also been eligible for the Small Business Bonus Scheme instead. If a ratepayer has more than one eligible property anywhere in Scotland, they will only qualify for one grant in relation to one of those properties. Applying for a grant and getting paid Please complete all of the parts of this application that apply to you in full, and email a copy to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please ensure you also provide a scanned recent bank statement (see section 5 of the application form). We will only accept applications from the ratepayer. We will aim to review your application and respond within 10 working days. To help us manage your application, please quote your Business Rates account number in all communications. If you have any questions, please email email@example.com and quote your Business Rates account number. Business Interruption Loan East Lothian Investments is offering loans up to a maximum of £5,000, interest free with a holiday repayment period of four months. Open to existing businesses only that have been trading for more than two years and have employees. A new helpline has been launched to supply Scottish businesses with tailored advice on Coronavirus. 0300 303 0660 between 08:30 and 17:30 Monday to Friday. Charities & Voluntary Organisations The Third Sector Resilience Fund will support organisations across the third sector who are at risk of closure due to a sharp decrease in income or that are unable to deliver their services during this difficult period. The fund will support charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises that already deliver services and/or products but that find themselves in financial difficulties directly as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The funding’s primary intention is to help these organisations to stabilise and manage cashflow over this difficult period and will open on Wednesday 25th March. Tourism & Events Industry A new free-to-use jobs portal to help workers from the tourism and hospitality sectors who have found themselves displaced as a result of the COVID-19 situation has been launched. Supported by the Scottish Tourism Alliance (STA) and UK Hospitality, the recruitment portal is designed to help tourism and hospitality staff find at least temporary employment in other sectors such as food retail and supply, health care and delivery that now require high volumes of staff to get through the crisis. The Scottish Government advice on 15th March to organisers is that all events, both indoors and outdoors, be cancelled or postponed. VisitScotland is assessing the impact on the events and tourism sectors and are asking event organisers to complete a survey, available til Monday 30th March. Food & Drink Sector Guidance is provide on the Food Standards Scotland website. Our Environmental health team has also produced leaflets on providing food to your customers at this time.
- Business Services
- Event Management
- Publishing and Printing
- Business Services
- Cleaning Services
- Funeral Services
- Motoring Services
- Pet Services
- Publishing and Printing
- Volunteer support and development